- Jun 13, 2018
Objectives & short description
We are a professional team of business, marketing, education and cryptocurrency experts with a great partner network in sales, legal, payment, integration and implementation.
We are passionate believer in the Dash philosophy and are very active for the Dash Community in Asia (especially Bangkok/Thailand) with regular meetups and active support.
Our team envisions to now bring the successful open source project of the Dash Embassies to Asia - starting with Thailand. In short, we want to help to further grow the ecosystem by helping with marketing, education as well as hands-on support on integration and implementation. Our goal is to help Dash becoming further accepted in the real world and, at the same time, we aim to create a sustainable business concept, that does not rely on the treasury in the long run. We believe this is possible by creating as many win-win situations as we can.
As we are working with various payment providers and merchants, we have identified a common pain and ongoing trend in the crypto space: merchants want to accept cryptocurrencies but don’t know how, crypto payment providers want to compete with existing alternatives but struggle finding partners and Dash wants to be further accepted in the real world but only grows their merchant network slowly. We have learned that these perspectives are a big opportunity for a Dash Embassy as it brings all the different stakeholders together. We believe that we can grow a business with several revenue streams such as affiliate or cross marketing income. By doing this, we want to bring the Embassy model to the next level by making it a sustainable business model. For this project we got the full support of the Dash Embassy D-A-CH team.
We are on a good way as we are an existing legal company and already achieved very respectable results in the targeted region. To accomplish the targeted goals we require co-funding from the Dash treasury to create further momentum, starting in October. The Bangkok based Blockchain Gateway and only Dash acceptance so far in Thailand, Futerio by Infinite Solutions Consulting, a registered company limited, has been funding the complete start up, registration, office setup etc. to kick-start the project.
The team is focused on creating a sustainable business model to finance itself after the acceleration period and is asking for an initial 88 Dash per month (detailed budget below). Funding of the treasury will only be needed until the goals are reached.
Please read more about our achievements, current situation and plans below. We looking forward to your comments and feedback!
Thailand is becoming a critical country for blockchain
While United States regulators are still trying to figure out how to think about cryptocurrencies, Thailand’s government is already mapping out its own central Bank digital currency.
This is just one of numerous examples how Thailand has emerged as one the most interesting cryptocurrency and blockchain countries in Southeast Asia in 2018. Read more in this article: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/31/thailand-blockchain/
As this article - like many other - shows, the opportunities in Thailand for Dash and Cryptocurrencies in general are amazing right now.
Especially if a professional and trustworthy real-life team with a long standing reputation and credibility offer people the right education, implementation, integration and legal support they need. Combined with the right marketing we want to generate a momentum and use this great chance for Dash in Thailand and Asia.
Pictures from our first research and promo tour in Asia. Sascha Jochum & Felix Mago from Futerio hosting Rafael Schultz (@blockchainpunk) - [email protected]
(from left to right: Sascha Jochum, Rafael Schulz, Felix Mago)
What have we achieved so far?
Our Team members are in the crypto scene for a long time and have already been very active for Dash in the local community.
1. Dash Meetups & LIve streams! With our DASH TUESDAYS ASIA [Live from Bangkok] we reached 5,600 people so far. The Dash Tuesdays Asia is a regular education and networking event where we invite different speakers for different target groups (beginner, shops, restaurants, students, entrepreneurs , …). Each Tuesday event has a keynote presentation on a specific subject including a workshop or Q&A (What is Dash, DAO & DGBB, how to use Dash, how to buy/sell Dash, how to accept Dash as a merchant, …) The Keynote presentation takes around 20 minutes. The sessions are recorded and promoted online to the public, so that not only the visitors can learn but everyone can profit from it any time, any place. Other Asian countries like our partners in Vietnam video stream the event and host their own local events around it. Even a collaboration on another continent is planned - so far in Kenya / East Africa (with @Brighteous).
These events have of course been accessible for free for the public interested to learn about Dash. It’s always education and marketing in once. Community management and real-life contacts have been our key to success so far.
The Dash Tuesdays ASIA Event has reached 5,700 people till 7th September on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/183556302326265/
Below some pictures from the last Event on the 4th of September
Video Streams can be watched here:
The Events are hosted at the Blockchain Space by UNIONSpace (Ekamai BTS Station) https://unionspace.co.th/ in Bangkok
2. Dash Community expansion! During these events and through our service and support activities we have been already building up a big community with over 1,000 members in Thailand, Vietnam and other Asian countries. We already built a shared social media presence on facebook to onboard them easier. We promote Thailand as a role model other countries can follow:
Dash Embassies ASIA group = 1,091 members [7th September 2018]
The Dash Embassies ASIA page = 158 likes [7th September 2018]
Here we do regular posts, inform people of new events, other dash related asia news and communicate with the people as a 24/7 chat support.
3. Chat and call support! On our social media channels we support people with all Dash related topics like integration, implementation, payment, etc. and actively help finding real life solutions for them or connect them to the right people.
4. Dash competence Team! Our Dash Embassy core team includes 1 marketing expert, 1 education professional and 1 dedicated person for administration, implementation and integration, all 3 from the Dash Embassy Asia founding company and professional Blockchain Gateway Futerio.com!
Plus 2 legal partners from dfdl.com and 1 integration and implementation partner from silkkrypto.com who targets the Merchants. In Thailand we are also working with 2 local hands Dash Ambassadors from the blockchain-review.co.th (with 6,500 followers) and Blockchain Zone. In Vietnam and Indonesia the team is still very small and focused mainly on the meet ups.
What is our current situation?
With our Dash meetups, community and support work for Dash in Thailand and other Asian countries we explored many business opportunities and income streams. For example affiliate programs, referrals, event cross marketing etc. with merchants, exchanges, payment processors, brokers, OTC desks, ATM & POS providers, Business services etc.
Below are our most recent leads:
So far our team has already reached respectable goals as explained above. We see high potential in following up on those leads and to accomplish relevant income streams to keep up the good work and developments. Our goal is to achieve even higher targets and professionalize the whole project and the activities for Dash in Asia on a legal, governmental and commercial level.
But to to cover the growing external expenses and costs of a professional team we need additional acceleration funding from the Dash treasury; on top of the founding investment our company Futerio has already put in.
For this we request a funding of 88 Dash per month (detailed Budget below)
To canalise our ambitions in Asia we want to take the successful concept and experiences of the Dash Embassy D-A-CH as a role model to built up on and to combine it with our experiences and business approaches in Asia.
This is why - inspired by their work - we already got in contact with the team of the Dash Embassy D-A-CH quite some time ago.
What is the proposal about?
As the Dash Embassy concept is to create an professional open source company, that can also be used in other countries and languages by other Dash people it was clear for us to use this already established and tested framework (website, marketing materials, workflows for integration, etc.) instead of inventing the wheel new. So, our next step is to setup a Dash Embassy Thailand and later help other countries in Asia to do the same.
Further on we have been contacted by people from Vietnam, who also would like to create a Dash Embassy after the model of the D-A-CH team and our Thailand team.
The Core Team of the Dash Embassy D-A-CH assured us to help us with this, if our proposal for a Dash Embassy Thailand gets funded:
Jan Heinrich Meyer (@essra) - [email protected]
Klaus Hipfinger (@SimontheRavager) - [email protected]
Rafael Schultz (@blockchainpunk) - [email protected]
Nils Hermann (@Orion) - [email protected]
Siney Demirel (@Sidem) - [email protected]
So, on the first stage we want to set up 1 by 1 a Dash Embassy Thailand after the model of the Dash embassy D-A-CH like explained here in this guide: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hmW89v4EACbdEG-zelh0N4ZSJ1HNCQaV
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